Gallup is out with a new poll today about the top problems America faces:
“Three issues — unemployment, the economy in general, and dissatisfaction with government — dominate when Americans name the most important problem facing the nation.” (Americans cite jobs, economy, gov’t as top U.S. problems, Rebecca Riffkin, Gallup, 3/13/14)
It makes sense…
- 3.8 million Americans have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer.
- The country is experiencing the lowest labor force participation rate in 36 years.
- The average economic growth rate under President Obama is 2.4% – well below average.
- The President’s health care law will drive an estimated 2.5 million Americans from the workforce by 2024.
- The Code of Federal Regulations now stands at 174,545 pages, compared to 22,877 pages in 1960.
- The regulatory cost per household totals $14,678 – 23.2 percent of the national average family income.
House Republicans have a new approach that gets government out of the way to create good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans:
- Reforming outdated regulations that hurt private sector job creation through the REINS Act (H.R. 367).
- Approving the keystone pipeline to create 41,200 jobs.
- Giving small businesses access to capital they need to invest back in their business and create more jobs through the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R. 1105).
- Getting Americans the skills they need to re-enter the job market through the SKILLS Act (H.R. 803).
To see a list of jobs bills passed by the House, visit www.speaker.gov/jobs.